KARACHI: The Oscar that every Pakistani was immensely proud of finally reached Pakistan early morning on Saturday.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the Pakistani filmmaker who recently won an Oscar for her film Saving Face, shared her proud moments at a press conference in Karachi.
Reminiscing the golden moments of receiving the Oscar, Sharmeen said that she felt like a star at the ceremony and narrated how her heart stopped when the announcer fumbled a little after saying “and the winner is…”
“When I heard the name of Saving Face, at first I thought I was repeating the name myself. It was only when Daniel [co-director of Saving Face] got up to receive the award, then I felt that ‘Yes, we have won’.
There is no other feeling I can describe, it was the most incredible feeling ever.”
Sharmeen was so awe-struck at bagging the world’s most precious award that she cannot remember what exactly happened after she got on the stage. “I recalled what I had said in my speech only after I watched it on TV.”
With the golden statue placed in front of the stage, Sharmeen excitedly told the audience how the statue serves as a pass for events that happen that night. “It is the greatest feeling in the world… You just show your Oscar and that will be your pass.”